Per Activision’s blog, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered updates today, December 13th, with more changes than previously suspected. Infinite Warfare’s crafting and supply drop system makes its debut in MWR’s multiplayer, introducing all-new calling cards, emblems, uniforms, weapon customization items, and melee weapons. Players now earn Parts (IW’s Salvage) to craft weapons and CoD Points to purchase supply drops. Activision clarifies these new unlocks are cosmetic and achievable purely through gameplay. Such changes come alongside the addition of the final six maps available in Modern Warfare’s original release.
Modern Warfare in its remastering and subsequent update now appears a far cry from what was available in 2007. The addition of IW’s customization unlock systems creates a space for more options than ever anticipated, which includes the ability to play as a female soldier.
From Activision’s post: “Personalization is a big part of Call of Duty and something we’ve done in the series for a while now that fans really enjoy. But of course, we’ve done it very carefully as our highest priority is to retain the balance, aesthetics and player silhouettes in the game.”
Early reactions carry a tone of suspicion and skepticism toward the game’s microtransaction-type alterations. The release of MWR provided far more options for camos and other customization options than previously available, and December’s update comparatively blows open Pandora’s Box as to what players may encounter. Melee weapons carry the heaviest potential to raise eyebrows among the CoD 4-loyal as it is uncertain how they can alter the current flow of gameplay.
As of writing, Xbox MWR multiplayer services remain unavailable following a sizable 27-gigabyte update. Screens of the new crafting and purchase menus can be seen via CharlieIntel, along with details of today’s drop,“Operation Arctic Wolf”: an assortment of winter-themed items in time for the holidays. For more information regarding Call of Duty changes and other shenanigans, stay tuned to Team Beyond.